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Saturday, October 28 • 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Unpacking the Mysteries of the Mystery

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The ingredients of a satisfying mystery are plentiful: secrets and suspicions; clues and corruption; crime and consequence… But if mixed together incorrectly, yourstory can fall subject to stale tropes and more error than trials. Join this scrupulous investigation of writing the mystery genre led by true detectives and experts in the field, and learn how to be hot on the trail of the next great whodunit.

Moderators
avatar for Greg Garrett

Greg Garrett

moderator; author; Professor, Baylor University
Greg Garrett has been a panelist and moderator at the Austin Film Festival for more than fifteen years. At the Festival, he has interviewed luminaries such as Lawrence Kasdan, James Hart, and Damon Lindelof, and led conversations on craft, genre, adaptation, and narrative. Himself... Read More →

Panelists
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Mark Frost

co-creator/writer/executive producer Twin Peaks; author/filmmaker/producer
Mark created and Executive Produced Twin Peaks for ABC and Executive Produced Hill Street Blues for NBC. He has a large presence in the feature world where he wrote Fantastic Four and Fantastic Four 2 for Fox, The Greatest Game Ever Played for Disney, and Storyville for Fox which... Read More →
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Justin Lader

writer The Discovery, The One I Love
After receiving a film degree from the University of Central Florida, Justin went on to attend the American Film Institute (AFI) where he received his Masters in Screenwriting. While at AFI, Justin met Charlie McDowell who was enrolled in the directing program. Their partnership culminated... Read More →
avatar for George Pelecanos

George Pelecanos

novelist; writer/producer The Wire, The Deuce, Treme, The Pacific
George Pelecanos was born in Washington, D.C. He worked as a line cook, dishwasher, bartender, and woman’s shoe salesman before publishing his first novel in 1992. Pelecanos is the author of twenty books set in and around Washington, D.C.: A Firing Offense, Nick's Trip, Shoedog... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Central Presbyterian Church, Sanctuary

Attendees (139)